Man arrested after Seneca apartment incident

The police in Seneca have identified a Westminster area man as having been arrested and charged after an incident late Friday night at an apartment in Seneca.  Chief John Covington announced the arrest of Codie Alan Guthrie, 26 years old, on charges of first degree burglary and the possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.  Around […]

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Gladys Ginn

Greenville – Gladys Irene Long Ginn, 95, widow of the late Manson R. Ginn, 11 Lamont Lane, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her residence.  A graveside service will be held 11:30 am, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 am, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family […]

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Raging bulding fire downtown Seneca

Fire is enveloping a commercial building in downtown Seneca.  Chief Jan Oliver of the Seneca Fire Department said the first call to an antique business on E-N 1st Street near Cherry came during the noon hour.  For many years, the building was the home to Carquest and Seneca Auto Parts.  About one hour into the fire, conditions worsened as grey […]

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Opal Louise Dodd

Seneca, SC— Opal Louise Dodd, 72, wife of Raymond Eugene Dodd, of 839 Shiloh Road, Seneca, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Newry Church of God with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, […]

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Wildfire contained, but not controlled

A week-long wildfire by the Oconee side of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga in the Long Creek vicinity remains contained, but not controlled.  The latest count, according to the district ranger, is that 570 acres have been lost to a fire which likely started from an abandoned campfire.  Ranger Robbie Sitzlar of the Andrew Pickens District, while confident that the […]

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Oconee helps boost state employment roll

During February South Carolina experienced the largest, one-month increase in the numbers of those people who were gainfully employed.  And numbers from Oconee County contributed to the 2.2 million people working statewide.  Oconee County last month counted 33,166 people at work; 1,605 out of work but actively trying to find new work.  Those numbers equate to a 4.6% jobless rate […]

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Appreciation for beautification efforts

A section of highway 11 at Walhalla-West Union is a cleaner place after Walhalla city workers picked up trask yesterday along the roadside between Gwen Fowler’s Real Estate Estate and the Bear Swamp Road intersection.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said after receiving a complaint, his office contacted Walhalla and requested assistance.  An expression of gratitude is being given today to the […]

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Charter school prepares for second year

At Salem, it’s already time to enroll for a second year at the first charter school in Oconee County.  Eagle Ridge is preparing a budget and its enrollment projection for the 2017-18 year.  According to its newsletter, “We will likely be capping enrollment at 180 students, including new students….”  The school is highlighting an achievement by student Chase Land.  Chase […]

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Lake management plan workshop held in Seneca

For three hours last evening in Seneca, the public had a chance to ask questions and make comments about what should be included in the next shoreline management plan for Lake Hartwell.  The office of the Army Corps of Engineers at Hartwell, Georgia sent representatives to Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center and welcomed the public.  The Corps of Engineers held identical […]

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Tractor-trailer fire on I-85

A late night tractor-trailer truck fire on I-85 in Oconee County remains an accident scene this morning at exit 4 northbound.  According to Rural Fire Dispatch, no one was hurt as the result of the fire and the load carried by the tractor trailer vehicle is considered non-hazardous.  However, the ramp at exit 4 northbound remains closed.  Fire fighters received […]

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